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Melissa B. Haire

Are they the same camera?

I am looking at a 35 mm camera on E-bay. Its a Sears KS1000 is it the same as a Pentax K 1000? If not does it use the same size lens?

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9/27/2005 8:31:57 AM

Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  Most Sears SLR cameras were made by Ricoh. The Sears KS1000 is the same as the Ricoh XR-1s.

It is very similar in function to the Pentax K1000, and yes, it uses the same Pentax K-mount lenses as the K1000.

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9/27/2005 9:17:35 AM

Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  Very similar, but not the same. The Sears camera was made by Ricoh rather than Pentax, but does use Pentax K-mount lenses. An instruction manual is at

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9/27/2005 9:18:33 AM

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